Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day

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ISBN: 9781932012736
Grades: K-6

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Once students have learned all about the creatures of the air and the basics of zoology, they can take a trip into the depths and discover all the strange and unique creatures of the sea, lakes, and rivers. They'll learn about the special features of swimming creatures, the different watery environments they live in, what their lifestyles are like, and the special circumstances they deal with. Then they take a closer look at specific groups of swimming creatures, including whales, seals, sea cows, sea turtles, sea snakes, sea frogs and toads, primeval reptiles (like plesiosaurs), fish, sharks, rays, crustaceans, cephalopods, echinoderms, cnidarians, sponges, leeches, and more. As they study these creatures, they'll create replicas of them to add to an ongoing "Ocean Box," and conduct neat experiments like discovering the insulating power of fat, investigating how electrical current travels through salt water vs. fresh water, and determining how much of a role temperature plays in tadpole development. They'll also add to their notebooks by drawing the animals in them, comparing and contrasting animals, and much more. Whether the ocean is a familiar place to your children or not, they'll be equally fascinated by learning about the unique creatures beneath the water.

Publisher Description:

From the rivers and streams to the mighty ocean, God filled the Earth's waters with animals great and small. Upon His word, enormous whales sprung into being. At His command, billions of plankton leapt to life. On that day, millions of creatures like the strapping sea turtles, the skulking sharks, the delightful dolphins, and the soaring squid gladly joined their fellow sea animals. Strong swimming bass traveled the rivers past the creeping crayfish and the sluggardly snails. How joyously crammed with excitement was the fifth day of Earth's existence!

Apologia's second zoology book will take you and your family on an exploration into the wonders of the swimming creatures made on the fifth day of creation. You'll begin with a big splash from the whales and dolphins, then spy on seals and meet manatees before swimming with the sea turtles, snakes, and salamanders. You'll even peek in on the primeval plesiosaurus and its pals.

Following your frolic with fish and sharks, you'll uncover the world of crabby crustaceans, sea snails, clams, and their soft bodied friends like the octopus, squid, and nautilus. You'll consort with corals, find flowers that devour plankton, see stars and feathers that walk, leap and roll, and discover dollars that disappear in the sand and sponges that clean more than you might think.

From the microscopic to massive, no stone is left unturned in your student's passage through the waters of the world. The creatures your student studies will come to life as your student creates replicas of them and adds them to his "Ocean Box - a miniature hand-crafted aquarium. As always, each lesson ends with an experiment or project reinforcing the scientific method and the concepts studied. Among other experiments and projects, your student will try on blubber, investigate a shark's ability to sense electrical currents, explore how whales can hear sounds that come from far away, and learn through experimentation which creatures make the best fossils. No matter how near or far you live from the ocean, you and your students will wonder at God's designs in the amazing aquatic animals He formed on the fifth day.

Category Description for Exploring Creation with Zoology 2:

Once students have learned all about the creatures of the air and the basics of zoology, they can take a trip into the depths and discover all the strange and unique creatures of the sea, lakes, and rivers. They'll learn about the special features of swimming creatures, the different watery environments they live in, what their lifestyles are like, and the special circumstances they deal with. Then they take a closer look at specific groups of swimming creatures, including whales, seals, sea cows, sea turtles, sea snakes, sea frogs and toads, primeval reptiles (like plesiosaurs), fish, sharks, rays, crustaceans, cephalopods, echinoderms, cnidarians, sponges, leeches, and more. As they study these creatures, they'll create replicas of them to add to an ongoing "Ocean Box," and conduct neat experiments like discovering the insulating power of fat, investigating how electrical current travels through salt water vs. fresh water, and determining how much of a role temperature plays in tadpole development. They'll also add to their notebooks by drawing the animals in them, comparing and contrasting animals, and much more. Whether the ocean is a familiar place to your children or not, they'll be equally fascinated by learning about the unique creatures beneath the water.




Category Description for Apologia Science:

Apologia Science courses are written from a Biblical worldview with the homeschool in mind. At the elementary level, courses follow a Charlotte Mason-inspired methodology, with lessons organized around narration, notebooking exercises and hands-on activities or projects. Children at different ages can use these together, learning at their own level. Each course is designed to be teacher-student interactive, so teacher involvement is fairly high at this level. At the junior high and high school levels, science courses are more traditional in nature, with the textbook written to the student. Teacher involvement time at this level is much less than at the elementary level. Textbooks contain student reading, lab instructions, "On Your Own" questions and Study Guide questions. A Solutions Manual provides the answers to these and the test questions. Lab kits are available separately for both the elementary and upper-level science courses which include most of the harder to find items you will need.




Category Description for Apologia Science (K-6):

Author Jeannie Fulbright was a home school mom looking for a quality elementary science series that was creation-based using the Charlotte Mason approach. When she didn't find the type of curriculum she was looking for she decided to create her own. These books use the classical and Charlotte Mason methodology including narration and notebooking to develop critical thinking, logical ordering, retention, and record keeping.

These books came to the attention of Apologia and Dr. Jay Wile, who came to an agreement with the author to take over editing and publishing them. Apologia says, "Well, it has finally happened! After years of searching for an elementary science curriculum that is truly God honoring, user friendly, and scientifically sound, we were introduced to two books by Jeannie Fulbright. It's no wonder that we want to publish her books. As one of the parents who has already used Mrs. Fulbright's astronomy book says, 'It reminds me of Dr. Jay Wile's Apologia Science only yours is on an elementary level while his is written for high school age.' We couldn't have said it better ourselves."

Since the Charlotte Mason method is employed, every lesson is organized with a narrative, notebook work, an activity, and a project. The student notebook is emphasized in the lessons. Activities and projects bring the lessons to life and use simple household items. While the author's intent is for the parent to read these books to elementary students, a student with a 4th-grade reading level could read these books on their own. The books come from a strong creationist viewpoint, including sections called "Creation Confirmation" and Scripture interwoven throughout the book. Apologia recommends spending an entire year covering each book, taking about two weeks to explore most lessons (some lessons may require more time).

As they complete her courses, Ms. Fulbright encourages students to compile a notebook to collect and display the information they are learning. She has now gone one step further by providing a format specifically adapted to each course. The Apologia Notebooking Journals provide a place for the student to complete every assignment, to record experiments and to display work. Included are weekly lesson plans, templates for recording fascinating facts and assignments, and scripture copywork in both print and cursive models. In addition to full-color Miniature Books (for recording facts and information and pasting directly into the notebook), there are optional ideas (Take it Further in Astronomy; Dig in Deeper in Botany; Fly Higher in Zoology, etc.) for lots of additional activities, projects, experiments, books or videos, all of which correlate with specific lessons in each course. Along these lines, the Personal Person project in both of the Anatomy notebooks is special providing clear vinyl overlays of each body system. Be prepared to cut these out, though.

< In some courses (and eventually in all) the youngsters in your homeschool have a Junior Notebooking Journal prepared just for them with less handwriting but the same reinforcing activities. These books include coloring pages, project pages, and cut and fold miniature books (same ones as in the version for older students). There is space for notebooking assignments (more drawings, no questions to answer) and scripture copywork (shorter verses to copy either in manuscript or in beginning cursive). Biblical quotations are from the NASB, KJV, NIV or NKJV.

To complete the books all you will need to provide is scissors, glue, colored pencils, a stapler, and a few brass fasteners. The author does caution, however, that everything in the journal is "optional" and work can be tailored to each student by simply tearing out unwanted pages from the spiral-bound book. Serving both as a uniquely expressed record of the student's work and as a prized reminder of acquired knowledge, these books will become a homeschooling heirloom.

We also now offer lab kits from Nature's Workshop for most of the elementary courses. Kits contain most of the materials for the experiments, and are conveniently packaged by lesson in the corresponding book (sold separately). There are still a few items you will need from around your house, but with these kits the list becomes extremely short. ~ Janice / Jerry


From Apologia:Our Young Explorers Series combines our conversationally-written instruction, hands on activities, and interactive notebooking with an inquisitiveness into God's Creation to turn your young learner into a young explorer. From the tiniest microbe to greatest galaxy, all of creation declares His glory (Psalm 19:1), and if we study Gods creation with intent to glorify Him, then we will soon learn to be in awe of Him and the works of His hand. This awe is more easily instilled during the elementary years when a good old-fashioned bug hunt, leaf collection, or field trip to your local zoo can reveal all sorts of wonders.



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Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE PROGRAMS:

Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.




Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
K
Grade End
6
ISBN
9781932012736
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Apologia
Weight
2.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.25" x 8.75" x 0.75"
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I have a daughter who loves studying marine life and even hopes to be a marine biologist when she grows up. She requested this book to work on independently from what we will be studying for science as a family.
Jamie A on Aug 8, 2019
We are using this book for our son who has autism. He does not speak but understands everything. He has a love for aquatic animals and loves trips to the aquarium and to the ocean. He is using this for his high school class oceanography credit. My husband is a scientist and loves the way the book is set up. Great for younger kids also.
Margaret G on Mar 9, 2019
I have a daughter who loves studying marine life and even hopes to be a marine biologist when she grows up. She requested this book to work on independently from what we will be studying for science as a family.
Jamie A on Aug 8, 2019
I chose this book for my kids that are in 3 different grades, so that we can do a class all together as a family.
Toshia C on Apr 30, 2019
We are using this book for our son who has autism. He does not speak but understands everything. He has a love for aquatic animals and loves trips to the aquarium and to the ocean. He is using this for his high school class oceanography credit. My husband is a scientist and loves the way the book is set up. Great for younger kids also.
Margaret G on Mar 9, 2019
We did the Botany and Zoology 1 books and they were fantastic.
Raluca J on Feb 17, 2019
home school
shelley r on Dec 2, 2018
Referred for the quality of your products
Sharon B on Nov 29, 2018
We did Zoology 1 last year with a science co-op, and am expecting swimming creatures to be fascinating to my children.
User on Sep 5, 2018
This is my absolute favorite Science curriculum to use.
Amy R on Aug 19, 2018
Our nine year old loves sea creatures. I can't wait to see what he thinks of this. I love how this curriculum reminds children of God's hand in creation.
Kimberly D on Aug 16, 2018
You simply can NOT get a better quality science curriculum if you are desirous of a biblical and truthful account of creation. This will show your student god's intentional hand in creation in a facts based format. You will also be able to see god's love and care for his highest creations humans and how he designed all creatures and humans for interaction. Can't say enough good things about these books. They are lofty for the suggested grades so I wait a while longer before diving in.
Michelle C on Aug 13, 2018
Great Series, we have enjoyed and been challenged by this interesting and very well planned science set.
Caroline B on Aug 9, 2018
We are using this study with a group of other homeschoolers this year.
Elisa S on Jul 30, 2018
required for 6th grade science at our school
Rebecca M on Jul 25, 2018
colorful and fun
Anel S on Jul 20, 2018
My daughter used Flying Creatures of the 5th day last year and loved it so much she wanted to do the Swimming Creatures.
Julie S on Jul 9, 2018
Student interest led :)
Matthew E on Jul 9, 2018
Homeschool Co-op Curriculum
Mark P on Jul 7, 2018
This Curriculum is wonderful, and my kids really enjoy it.
Amanda S on Jun 16, 2018
requirement for coop class
Nadine L on Jun 7, 2018
Loved astronomy. looking forward to Exploring Creation with Zoology 2 now
User on May 22, 2018
beautiful pictures and explains well what you are learning
Rhonda L on May 3, 2018
It helps get students activily thinking about the information read in the text.
stephanie n on Jan 21, 2018
we borrowed this from a friend and my daughter enjoyed it so much, we bought our own copy. this is a great study of sea creatures!
Jaimee D on Nov 1, 2017
My son wants to learn about this subject and loved the flying creatures of fifth day.
Collet S on Oct 6, 2017
It is far more interesting than General Science we previously purchased.
Ramona C on Sep 12, 2017
Recommended by HomeSchool Co-op
Janet L on Sep 8, 2017
Directed by instructor
Eileen W on Sep 5, 2017
We did the other zoology books and found it a complete and easy to comprehend study of the earth and science from a biblical perspective.
Judy D on Aug 16, 2017
We are so excited to try this program.
Holly H on Aug 14, 2017
Very impressed with this curriculum.
Sara P on Aug 14, 2017
Love the Zoology books!
Julia Z on Aug 9, 2017
Cheaper here, Science for this year
Jennifer K on Aug 9, 2017
I love this science the book is put together is a great way with fun adn exciting information and great pictures. My kids love to read this over and over. ( no joke)
toshau L on May 15, 2017
My 7th-grader is VERY interested in marine biology. Though this is meant for grade-schoolers, I think it will be enjoyable AND she will learn from it. Maybe I can get her to do ALL of the work, instead of saying it's so hard, I can't do it, I don't care about it etc., etc.. I hope to have my daughter work on this over the summer.
Jennifer F on May 1, 2017
Finished Land Animals of the Sixth Day so we now want to learn about the ocean animals.
Jannie K on Jan 31, 2017
Our homeschool co-op is using this book for our science class
Rachel H on Nov 16, 2016
The co-op that we are a part of, is doing a class on this subject. My sons and I love the reading and learning from this textbook. It's very easy to follow and the explanations are very clear.
Veronica S on Sep 22, 2016
My children like the idea of studying the sea and its creatures. I like Exploring Creation science books, very informative and creation centered. I like the way their books are arranged asking questions to review every few pages.
Lisa B on Sep 9, 2016
Recommended by school
Katie A on Aug 30, 2016
My second grader is interested in the ocean.
Jennifer B on Aug 26, 2016
This is an excellent series and my kids of all ages enjoy it.
User on Aug 25, 2016
My son asked to study about ocean creatures:)
Jennifer H on Aug 25, 2016
Because I like the illustration
Cherie T on Aug 23, 2016
We are joining a small co-op with friends from our church and this is the book they choose. I feel this is a great opportunity to get some real godly knowledge into my son to combat the worlds view on creation
Jennifer L on Aug 23, 2016
Coop class
Vanessa I on Aug 22, 2016
Trying this curriculum for homeschool science, have heard positive things
Rachel C on Aug 19, 2016
My kids enjoy this series
Krista B on Aug 18, 2016
My children LOVE fish and are super excited about this! We have a friend who did it a couple of years ago and her kids really liked it.
User on Aug 16, 2016
faith based curriculum
Victoria T on Aug 11, 2016
Landry Academy.
Ann W on Aug 8, 2016
I chose this book for my kids that are in 3 different grades, so that we can do a class all together as a family.
Toshia C on Apr 30, 2019
We did the Botany and Zoology 1 books and they were fantastic.
Raluca J on Feb 17, 2019
Do you have to do the first zoology book before you do this one?
A shopper on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No not at all. This is actually my first year homeschooling my 6th grader and we actually get together once a week with two other families to teach each lesson. There is a mix of ages of the kids from 6 years to 12. This book is very thorough and easy to understand.
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This is our second year with Apologia Science and we all couldn't be more thrilled. The text is written interestingly, the activity ideas build upon the text, pictures are lovely, questions for narration helpful and the kids really enjoy making the ocean box. The links the author provides online are wonderful and are one of our favorite aspects of the program! It really makes the animals "come alive" with the video links; no more searching youtube. The Junior notebook is great to use with it too. I like that this is multi-aged and am using it with a 1st grader and 3rd grader but it could easily go up or down a couple of years both ways and be enjoyable. Children seem to retain the information as well, the author doesn't try to cover too much at once. Thanks to this text, we have raised tadpoles and triops and that has been a great delight too ;)
March 5, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Good and wholesome
I have a 2nd grader, kindergarten, and preschooler. I like that the pages have pictures to help keep the younger ones interested. I also really enjoy that scriptures are used to help explain things.
September 16, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Love this approach
This is my second year using "exploring creation" books for home school science. I love the fact that my children really get to know a subject! This approach challenges and equips students to be in depth instead of glossing over material. The Creation Confirmation sections are fantastic examples of how real science can be used to support the Bible. I highly recommend the use of the Junior Notebooking journal alongside the text book unless you are majorly organized and crafty. It had made teaching much easier for me.
September 7, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Love Apologia Science & check out this new supplemental board game that goes with this curriculum!
We love Apologia science curriculum and have used it for so many years!
August 6, 2016
Engaging
Very interesting and love the way it leads you through the material.
June 27, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great Textbook
My son has really enjoyed this science text book. He has always had a great interest in all things oceans and lakes related. He reads the lessons and retains the information he is learning. That is a win for me. The book has great photos and illustrations. It is well written with an easy to understand content while still challenging the reader with new vocabulary.
October 30, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
This was our first experience with Apologia Science and we have thoroughly enjoyed it My children are in 5th grade and K and they both have learned so much this year Easy to read and follow enjoyable engaging reading never boring always educational My 6yo has learned as much as my 10 yo I read to them and then we discuss 5th grader does his notebook work on his own My little guy dictates to me and draws in his notebook Awesome science curriculum
July 30, 2012
The Apologia Elementary Science books have been just what I have always wanted We participated in a Co-op this past year where they used Zoology 2 for the 1st - 6th graders All of my children learned things I had never known We were so excited about it that we are doing another volume with a smaller group over the summer The children don't mind doing summer work when it is this interesting and fun!
June 14, 2009
If you are looking for a thorough science curriculum to use with a variety of ages (K-8) with little prep time this is the curriculum for YOU!!! Author Jeannie Fulbright is a homeschooling mom solving the same issues we face every day Here she has made a thorough science curriculum that is fun and meaningful My two daughters (K and 4th) loved building the light hut and growing plants and all of the various experiments we did The thing we loved the most was that everything we grew we used for another experiment later on in the book The cost is extremely low compared to other science curriculum and the supplies needed for each lesson are listed in detail I've used her courses in a co-op setting and had fabulous reviews from the children and parents there as well As a former middle school science teacher with a Masters in Curriculum I say this is a tremendous course for any elementary or middle school child
June 14, 2007

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